About the Academy

The Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members...more

Join the Academy

Membership to the Academy of Aphasia is open to persons who are actively interested in language and language disorders resulting from brain disease. Applicants with an interest in other domains of language inquiry are also invited to apply...more

Annual Meeting

Each year, the Academy of Aphasia hosts an annual meeting that highlights current research in the field. The Academy welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical and historical research ...more

Academy of Aphasia

The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Some of these researchers also provide clinical services to help people improve their language skills following strokes or other illnesses. Although this web site is primarily for the service of members, we have provided a few links containing general information for people with aphasia.

Student Scholarship Fund

Please consider making a donation to the Academy of Aphasia Student Scholarship fund. This fund provides financial support for graduate students to attend the yearly Academy of Aphasia meeting. Participation in the meeting provides an important opportunity for graduate students to learn about aphasia and aphasia research and incorporate this knowledge into their careers.

For information about donations, please contact Mejrima-Mary Cosic at contact@academyofaphasia.org.

Recent Job Announcements

University or Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address: http://www.northwestern.edu/
Job Rank: Post Doc
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We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager in the Speech Language and Brain Lab in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will work on an NIH funded grant investigating sentence comprehension in people with aphasia. Responsibilities would include experimental development, recruitment and testing of participants, data entry, and general lab administration. Methods include eye-tracking and neuropsychological testing of people with aphasia and normally aging adults.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. The successful applicant must have excellent spoken and written proficiency in English, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the abilities to problem solve and multi-task. Experience with methods used to study sentence comprehension and/or with people who have aphasia is strongly preferred, as is experience with Excel, E-Prime, Experiment Builder, and basic statistics.

The preferred start date is summer 2014. Send cover letter, CV (with a list of relevant coursework and grades) to Gayle DeDe (gdede@arizona.edu). Also, please have three recommenders email letters of recommendation directly to Gayle DeDe. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is contingent on availability of funding.

Gayle DeDe, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
P.O. Box 210071
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

phone: (520) 626-0831
email: gdede@arizona.edu


Recent Conference Announcements

Reminder – ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit – Carlsbad, CA –
March 20-22, 2014

The ASHFoundation is focused on the future of research and knowledge generation for our discipline. This innovative Implementation Science Summit will take place in Carlsbad, CA on March 20-22. Its goal is to help the scientific community design research that moves evidence into practice and improves quality of care for individuals with communication disorders, including those with aphasia, dementia, dysarthria, TBI and other neurologic disorders.

See the list of world renowned presenters at:


This ground-breaking conference has the potential to change how you conduct your research.

Register before February 20 and receive the early bird rate!

Venice Summer School on Aphasia Rehabilitation
July, 24-27 2014
IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo – Venezia Lido
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10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies
Gothenburg, Sweden
September 2–4, 2014

Venice Summer School on Aphasia Rehabilitation
July, 24-27 2014
IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo – Venezia Lido
Click here for more information.

Contact Information

Please forward all questions regarding the Academy of Aphasia to our administrative office.

Academy of Aphasia Administrative Services
Mejrima-Mary Cosic (Director)
5130 W. Suffield Terrace
Skokie, IL 60077


News and Updates

  • 52nd Annual Meeting Call for Papers

    CALL FOR PAPERS Academy of Aphasia 52nd Annual Meeting October 5-7, 2014 Miami, FL, USA The Academy of Aphasia welcomes...
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  • ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit

    Reminder – ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit – Carlsbad, CA – March 20-22, 2014 The ASHFoundation is focused on the future...
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  • 2013 Best Student Paper Award

    Congratulations to Sladjana Lukic, whose Paper “Neural mechanism of verb and sentence production: a lesion-deficit study” won the Best Student...
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  • Best Student Paper Award

    Congratulations to Denise Harvey (Rice University) whose paper, Neuropsychological Evidence for the Functional Role of the Uncinate Fasciculus in Semantic...
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  • Diagnostic Tests

    Two new diagnostic tests for aphasia, developed at Northwestern University, are now published and available to researchers and clinicians everywhere....
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